Tigers build from bottom

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Castleford, still at the foot of Super League despite last week's memorable win over Leeds, try to build on that good work today when they go to Hull KR. The Tigers coach, Terry Matterson, again selects from strength, with Anthony Thackeray added to the squad that accounted for the world champions.

The Rovers coach, Justin Morgan, accused his team of a brainless display in their narrow defeat at Wakefield last weekend. He has two experienced campaigners back in contention to be selected, with Chris Chester fit again and Stanley Gene having completed his suspension.

St Helens, at the Catalan Dragons, have three injured forwards back in their squad, with Jon Wilkin, Maurie Fa'asavalu and Chris Flannery all in line to play.

The former Wigan half-backs, Kevin Brown and Luke Robinson, face their old club as a partnership for the first time at the Galpharm tomorrow. Another former Wigan player, Stephen Wild, will be in the side, while Stuart Jones is also hoping for a recall against his first professional club.

Wigan, with Richie Mathers starting a three-match suspension, are likely to move Pat Richards to full back and bring in Mark Calderwood for his first-team comeback after the broken ankle he suffered late last season.

Trent Barrett is free to play after escaping a suspension for being found guilty of a dangerous throw.

Warrington have included Matt King in their squad for their trip to Bradford, despite the concussion with which Mathers' tackle left him last weekend. Also in the squad is Kevin Penny, who was left out last week after struggling defensively in the early rounds of the season.

Bradford will be without one of their most influential players, Glenn Morrison, who is ruled out for three months with a knee ligament injury, but David Solomona returns.

Scotland will name their coach and captain on Tuesday for the World Cup this autumn. They qualified for the tournament in Australia by beating Wales under Steve McCormack, the Widnes coach, who is favourite to continue.

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